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Zep Floor Wax #6642853
10/18/19 05:35 PM
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Eagleye Offline OP
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I like to try something new every season- I read a thread back in August about waxing traps with Zep Floor Wax- Today, I experimented with a few dozen rat traps. I really liked the end result, easy to use, dried in 1/2 hr. and seems to be durable. Maybe canine traps next season.
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Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: Eagleye] #6642860
10/18/19 05:41 PM
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I have used floor wax in the past. Works pretty good. Not a soft as wax you melt in a pot, but still effective in coating and protecting a trap.


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Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: Eagleye] #6642942
10/18/19 07:31 PM
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I am planning on trying Zep on my foot hold traps this year. Having read that the ingredients are the same as Full Metal Jacket i figure Zep is the way to go since its much cheaper.

Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: Eagleye] #6642970
10/18/19 07:58 PM
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I use acrylic concrete cure and seal on water traps.

Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: Eagleye] #6643061
10/18/19 09:29 PM
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I read and screenshot the same thread. I did a couple dozen a few weeks ago. Im gun shy on trying new things, but they look great. Dipped them 2 times 24 hours apart. Im looking forward to seeing how it preforms. Tuff to beat a good wax job, but well see


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Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: Eagleye] #6643062
10/18/19 09:31 PM
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I believe railroader is right . I have Zeps and full metal jacket, cant see any difference.

Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: Eagleye] #6643083
10/18/19 09:48 PM
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What's the process for dipping in the floor wax? Do you dye first? Need the wax to be at a certain temp? I have a few dozen 1.5 coil springs to prep for rats before next weekend and was going to just dye and wax the old fashioned way, but may give this a try instead.

Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: tlguy] #6643116
10/18/19 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by tlguy
What's the process for dipping in the floor wax? Do you dye first? Need the wax to be at a certain temp? I have a few dozen 1.5 coil springs to prep for rats before next weekend and was going to just dye and wax the old fashioned way, but may give this a try instead.


I was doing some traps one of my boys bought last year. I just power washed them. Let them dry and dipped them.
Like I said above I dipped them twice. My Zeps was the same thing, but in a yellow bottle.


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Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: Peskyvarments] #6643118
10/18/19 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Peskyvarments
I use acrylic concrete cure and seal on water traps.



How does it hold up? Does it chip easily?


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Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: tlguy] #6643148
10/19/19 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by tlguy
What's the process for dipping in the floor wax? Do you dye first? Need the wax to be at a certain temp? I have a few dozen 1.5 coil springs to prep for rats before next weekend and was going to just dye and wax the old fashioned way, but may give this a try instead.

I have a few that were dyed but most were just acetone dipped 50:50 with Rustoleum Rusty Metal Primer.

Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: Eagleye] #6643265
10/19/19 07:53 AM
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So the floor wax is just to replace the traditional pot of molten wax dip, right? You still need to otherwise treat a rusty trap with one method or another before dipping in the floor wax.

Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: Eagleye] #6643281
10/19/19 08:27 AM
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I tried that cheap crap on floors, had to redo a 1,100$ floor because it has poor quality, , my wax mop gets corroded from the wax, water softens and ruins the wax

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Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: Eagleye] #6643322
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I am using it now. Sofa no camplaints


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Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: Eagleye] #6643324
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I tried the dipping in 50/50 acetone/paint then dipped in zepps. I had poor luck using it in pipe dream sets for coyotes. But coons possums and skunks dont mind it. And it worked ok in dirt holes with standard bedding methods, covered with 3/4 of dirt.

Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: Eagleye] #6643339
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And its not heated, just dipped cold.

Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: Eagleye] #6643396
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I dip every foothold trap I have in Zepps. My coyotes don't care either. I love the stuff.


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Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: Ditchdiver] #6643481
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Originally Posted by Ditchdiver
I dip every foothold trap I have in Zepps. My coyotes don't care either. I love the stuff.


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Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: Eagleye] #6643568
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Tried that acrylic floor wax when it first came out. Worked OK until got cold. It looked like a glitter explosion when it went off without a catch. I now do the tree bark and wax route.


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Re: Zep Floor Wax [Re: Eagleye] #6643946
10/20/19 07:47 AM
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Ogormans trap wax, the only thing I use on traps

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